Definition for PIQ-UANT

PIQ-UANT, a. [pik'ant; Fr. from piquer, to prick or sting, It. piccare, Sp. and Port. picar, from the root of pike, peak.]

  1. Pricking; stimulating to the tongue; as, rock as piquant to the tongue as salt. – Addison.
  2. Sharp; tart; pungent; severe; as, piquant railleries. – Gov. of the Tongue.

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